I had no idea that "FTB" meant "From the Branches" until Our New Leader stuck it above the FTB title. Since I've been left alone with the FTB this morning (and I live in Florida), I think I'm going to give some space to the one and only Jaromir Jagr. But first...


Leafs will need to fight to win back attention of fans | Mirtle
Y'all could always move the Leafs to Florida.

Senators starting goalie unclear against Maple Leafs | Mapleleafs.nhl.com
The Hamburgler ended his fantastic run and then limped out of practice yesterday. Craig Anderson is still injured, so who starts? Quite possibly the ECHL call-up. Uh oh...

Weekly Question: Who Should Start in Goal? | Silversevensens
If you feel like weighing in, Silver Seven Sens is trying to answer this question themselves. Choose wisely for maximum tank.

Wish granted for young Maple Leafs fan from Saskatchewan | Global News
A little more coverage of the awesome news from yesterday. (Here is our article.)

Maple Leafs' Minnesota prospects making strides | Toronto Sun
I know I've been warned about linking to the Sun, but...prospects. [T]he Leafs are moinitoring two promising picks with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Centres Tony Cameranesi and Dominic Toninato...


Jaromir Jagr’s agent, Panthers to begin talking contract extension | Pro Hockey Talk

"The Panthers seem to love what Jagr has brought to their team so far. Now, it appears the two sides will meet to discuss a contract extension, according to a report Friday."

P.K. Subban & Jaromir Jagr hung out the night before facing off | EOTP

What do you do if you're rich and hungry in Montreal? You go eat sushi at Park Restaurant.

Seven more years of Jagr? He thinks he can do it | Sportsnet

This means that Jagr might either be in Florida until he's 50, or get a chance to sweep the East. Where hasn't he played yet?

Jagr the guru for Florida’s young goal scorers | The Star

Jagr the Panthers Jedi. Panthers are in Montreal tonight, and I can just imagine him warning young Ekblad: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

Other News

Oilers shut down Stars 4 - 0 | The Copper & Blue

Edmonton accidentally won a game last night. Let's hope they keep it up.

Top prospects for 2015 draft provide self-evaluations | NHL.com

Prospects news is Leafs news, right? McDavid, who submitted his [draft] questionnaire in September 2013, wrote: "I would like to be a lawyer if my hockey career does not work out." Good luck with that, kid.

Day one wrap-up of Central Scouting's final meetings | NHL.com

"The draft is deep at the top end," Marr said. "Once it starts to fall off, I think you'll start to see teams looking at the 19-years-old players who have been through the draft and taking a second look at the European players."

Jim Corsi: The man behind the number that’s taken over analysis of the NHL

Debate the analytics trend he kick-started all you want, but you should know he’s among the most interesting men in the game and that two of the best goalies in the Hall of Fame swear by his teaching methods

Giroux on chirping, Chara & more

Sportsnet's Kristina Rutherford chats with Philadelphia Flyers centre Claude Giroux about his chirping talents, the toughest defenceman in the NHL to play against and why his Twitter account is all about cheese.